Salisbury Cathedral - VIII
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|Location:||Cathedral of St Mary the Virgin|
|OS GR:||SU 142295|
|Mood:||Mythical, luxuriantly coiffed|
Yet another of the spewing heads that we walked straight past on our first perambulation of the cathedral. It forms part of the monument to Simon of Ghent (died 1315), a fine tomb-chest, with a wide ogee arch over it. This curious pointy-eared and long-haired man-beast balances a more naturalistic disgorging lion. Each one lurks at the base of the arch, with foliage spewing out and forming part of the decoration around the arch itself.
Also at Salisbury
by Black Cat Folklore